Houseplants for luck, prosperity and love
Plants do not just provide a decorative touch and natural ventilation to your home. Depending on their location, greens can also attract good fortune, wealth, and even love for the homeowners.
Houseplants also serve “as a buffer against any unwanted [and] unseen energy,” explained Eugene Tan, a feng shui practitioner of fengshui-homes.com.
The Year of the Earth Dog beckons, and what better way to welcome it than sprucing up your abode with any of these potted wonders:
A jade plant’s round leaves symbolize prosperity, wealth and fortune. Traditionally given as a housewarming gift, this succulent is also good for business. Placing it near the entrance of homes, restaurants and shops attracts money and success.
The lucky bamboo, acccording to feng shui lore, offers protection and promises prosperity. Take note of the bamboo stalks’ arrangement as its number indicates the specific fortune it attracts—two for love, three for happiness; five for wealth; six for luck; seven for good health, and so on. Put it in the east or southeast of the house for the desired effect.
Often used as a room divider, palms are effective in attracting good energy and activating any missing feng shui element in a room. Palms in the living room ooze a tropical vibe and eliminate indoor pollutants from furniture and carpeting at the same time.
If you’re unlucky in love, orchids may increase your chances of wooing “the one.” Representing love, this flowering plant could also improve current relationships, soothe the soul and deepen friendships. Snooze soundly with this lovely in the bedroom.
Money doesn’t grow on this tree but according to feng shui, this auspicious plant can bring prosperity. A common staple in households, money tree symbolizes good luck. But for the luck to work, three or five of its trunks must be braided together and its leaves must have five or more “fingers.”
A true beauty with its ivory white flowers and glossy leaves, the peace lily signifies prosperity, purity and solitude. A Nasa study shows this ornamental plant’s air purifying abilities, too, which help prevent asthma, headache and other illnesses.
With Lady Luck on your side, a touch of green in your home is never a crazy idea. It’s not just good for your health, but also easy on your pocket.
Sources: www.homify.ph; wiki.nurserylive.com
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